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Ukraine said 3,228 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 18, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 169,472, as seen on the interactive map compiled by the National Security and Defense Council.

As many as 75,486 patients, including 1,573 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll is 3,468 with 68 fatalities recorded in the past day.

Read alsoCorona-positive Kharkiv mayor airlifted to German hospital over flare-up of chronic condition – media (Video)There were 90,518 active cases as of September 18. In total, there have been 233,664 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

The highest number of new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours was registered in Kharkiv region (349 cases), Odesa region (322), Ternopil region (311), and the city of Kyiv (291).

In total, 1,985,802 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the outbreak.

The overall incidence per region is as follows:

  • 5,114 cases in Vinnytsia region;
  • 6,689 in Volyn region;
  • 3,765 in Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • 2,313 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
  • 4,774 in Zhytomyr region;
  • 9,031 in Zakarpattia region;
  • 2,748 in Zaporizhia region;
  • 12,031 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;
  • 967 in Kirovohrad region;
  • 18,740 in the city of Kyiv;
  • 7,476 in Kyiv region;
  • 17,869 in Lviv region;
  • 706 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
  • 2,320 in Mykolaiv region;
  • 10,924 in Odesa region;
  • 1,390 in Poltava region;
  • 10,917 in Rivne region;
  • 2,807 in Sumy region;
  • 10,705 in Ternopil region;
  • 14,264 in Kharkiv region;
  • 766 in Kherson region;
  • 4,339 in Khmelnytsky region;
  • 12,793 in Chernivtsi region;
  • 2,891 in Cherkasy region; and
  • 3,133 in Chernihiv region.

Data from Russia-occupied areas – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions – is not available.

COVID-19 tests were run by the Public Health Center's virological reference laboratory and regional laboratories. As of the morning of September 18, 2020, the Center had received 3,603 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 233,664 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

Quarantine in Ukraine: background

  • The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. The Ukrainian regions were split into the green, yellow, orange, and red zones depending on hospital bed occupancy, the average number of PCR and ELISA tests, the ascertainment rate of COVID-19, and daily spread dynamics.
  • Quarantine-related curbs differ in each zone. The mildest ones are in the green zone, the regions included in the red zone will have to introduce the toughest restrictions.
  • On August 26, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until November 1.
  • On September 10, the government reviewed the borders of COVID-19 quarantine zones. The reviewed zoning regulations will take effect on Monday, September 14. Kyiv became part of the orange zone, with the second-toughest bans after the red zone.
  • Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the ministry has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in Ukraine yet.